Enough is Known for Action: Implementing WIOA in Rural Areas
2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET
This is the eighth webinar in the Enough is Known for Action series for the youth community, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Division of Youth Services and Regional Offices, to inspire strategic planning and action now as the system is in the early stages of implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
This webinar will focus on what’s different about making workforce investment for youth meaningful in rural areas. Rural areas face challenges related to widely dispersed populations and distance from places to access goods and services in addition to poverty, lower educational attainment, and lower earnings.
In the webinar, you will hear how the White House and the Administration are focused on rural areas, the goals and strategies of the Domestic Policy Council on rural affairs, and the important role the workforce system plays in helping young adults meet their education and employment goals. The new law provides opportunities for rural areas to establish regional strategies for youth service delivery, to coordinate planning across workforce system partners, and to use technology to ensure access to workforce services in remote areas. Hear about promising approaches that local youth service providers in two States have taken to solve some of their rural challenges.
Renee Browne, Division of Youth Services, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Arnold Palacios, Former Executive Director, Tucson Youth Development, Tucson, Arizona
Pat Anderson, State Youth Coordinator, North Dakota
Bobbie J. Miller, Job Service North Dakota, Valley City Customer Service Officer